UN Drug policy

May 28, 2013

The Global Drug Prohibition Regime: Half a Century of Failed Policymaking?

Video of the discussion forum at the CEU in Budapest with Wolfgang Reinicke (CEU), Sandeep Chawla (UNODC), Niamh Eastwood (Release), Martin Jelsma (TNI) and Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch (OSF).

April 11, 2013

Evo Morales at the CND in 2013

Watch the full speech of Evo Morales, president of Bolivia, at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, march 2013. Now with English and Spanish subtitles.

March 27, 2013

The UN on Drugs: Trends in 2013

Our movie gives you an insight of the 2013 trends of international drug control policies

March 21, 2013

The Innovative Regulation of Legal Highs in New Zealand

The HCLU interviewed Peter Dunne, the Minister of Revenue of New Zealand. He explained the innovative legislational approach his country has adopted to new psychoactive drugs

March 11, 2013
February 27, 2013

January 19, 2012

Is banning legal highs effective? Learning from the Hungarian experience

It seems we need more than supply reduction and law enforcement to stop the flow of cheap research chemicals from China and India - an HCLU report on legal highs in Hungary

January 13, 2012

Civil Society Forum on Drugs to Help the Commission to Draft a New EU Drug Strategy

Prohibitionist and harm reduction NGOs cooperate to make recommendations to governments on EU drug policies - a report by the HCLU

January 10, 2012

7 Reasons Why We Dislike the New Hungarian Drug Strategy

The Hungarian government decided to reject the progressive drug strategy of the country and to draft a new, prohibitionist one. The head of the Drug Policy Program of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union argues that this is an example how a government should NOT draft a drug strategy.

December 8, 2011

Drug criminalization procedures simplified in Romania

On December 5, 2011, the Romanian Government issued a new Emergency Ordinance (GED) which amends the current legislation on drugs. More specifically, the new provision simplifies the procedures for amending the lists with controlled substances: from now on it will be easier to criminalize a new substance, once identified.

March 17, 2011

Who Are the Real Beneficiaries of 50 Years of Global Drug Prohibition?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of global drug control regime - civil society demands an evaluation

January 5, 2011

Sign the petition to save evidence-based drug policy in Hungary!

The Hungarian government took over the EU presidency - please remind them to follow the principles of evidence-based EU policies!

January 4, 2011

Prison and Risks

The HCLU presents its study on risks related to blood borne and sexually transmitted infections and drug use in the Hungarian prison system, based on interviews with formerly incarcerated injecting drug users.

November 12, 2010

A Cop Says Legalize Drugs - in Central-Europe

Jack Cole, a former anti-narcotics policeman and a founding member of LEAP visited Central-Europe

September 26, 2010

Vienna Declaration - in 5 new languages

The Vienna Declaration is now available in five more languages thanks to the European Drug Policy Initiative (EDPI)

September 24, 2010

Vienna Declaration - in 5 new languages

The Vienna Declaration is now available in five more languages thanks to the European Drug Policy Initiative (EDPI)

September 22, 2010

Our open letter to Mr. Fedotov

Civil society organizations hope that the promising words of the new UNODC director will be put into action soon

April 8, 2010

The dark side of drug policies – scholarship for journalists

HCLU is now calling for applications to its new media scholarship program

March 10, 2010

Russian drug czar says methadone treatment is possible

The head of the Russian government delegation stated that methadone treatment is not effective - but there is a possibility to do that in Russia

November 27, 2009

How the UN sets back harm reduction in Hungary

Hungary is to adopt a progressive national drug strategy in December 2009, but the opposition is using the UN Political Declaration to prevent its adoption